Merrillville High SchoolCourse Scope & Sequence
Department:EnglishEnglish 9 B Instructor: Joseph MonahanEmail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Expectations, Goals & Routines(The students will study a wide variety of poetry during the first six weeks of this trimester. This will not only involve reading but also writing poems of their own. This will be followed by an introduction to Mythology and the course will conclude with a detailed reading of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.Course Description
ENGLISH 9 A & B
English 9, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.
· Recommended Grade Level: 9
· Credits: 2 trimester course for 2 credits
· Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
WeekStandardsInstructional ContentActivities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.AssessmentsOther1L1., L.2, L.4, L.5RL.1, RL.2, RL.4Etymology;An introduction to poetry."Annabel Lee";"Ballad of Birmingham."Writing the definitions of 6 etymons; comparing different types of poetry.Poetry TermsEtymon Quiz # 1;"Birmingham" and "Annabel Lee" short answer test.Poetry Terms quiz2LanguageL1., L.2, L.4, L.5WritingW.10ReadingRL.1, RL.2, RL.4Etymology; Narrative Poetry: "Bluebird" "The Wreck of the Hesperus"Writing the definitions and examples of assigned etymons.Reading more examples of narrative poetryQuiz: Etymons; "The Wreck of the Hesperus"3LanguageL1., L.2, L.4, L.5WritingW.1, W.10ReadingRL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.6Etymology;Writing poetry"Ex-basketball Player"Narrative poem assignment; recognizing poetic devicesQuiz: Etymology;Poetry Project3 week assessment4April 7 to April 11LanguageL1., L.2, L.4, L.5WritingW.10ReadingRL.1, RL.2, RL.4Etymology: Lyric Poems "Mother to Son" "Woman Work"Applying poetic devices to the students own poems.Quiz: Etymons; Short answer quiz on the week's poems5L 1, 2, 4, 5.R 1,24Etymology: "Chicago" Fire and Ice" "Fog" "The Road Not Taken"Ascertaining the themes of various poems. Why do poets use various literary devices.Quiz: Etymons; Poetry Projects Due.6L1,2,4,5R1, 2, 3, 4, 7Etymology;Introduction to Mythology: The Odyssey: EtymolgyRead assigned selections from The Odyssey.Midterm Exam; Etymons7L 1, 2, 4, 7'R 1, 2, 4Etymology; The Odyssey cont.Recognizing gods and their place in mythology.Quiz: Etymons; The Odyssey8R 2. 3. 7L 12, 7Introduction to Shakespeare; Prologue to The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet; Act IStrategies for reading Shakespeare; understanding major plot components. Drama Terms and their use in the play.Quiz: Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre; Prologue; Act I Drama Terms Packet of worksheets for Act I.9Act II Romeo and Julietclose reading of text. Conflict.Comedic elements. Class reading of play.Quiz Act II. Packet # 2 for Romeo and Juliet.10RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7 L1., L.2, L.4, L.5Act III Romeo and Juliet.Class reading of play. Focus on rising action. Turning point of action.Quiz: Act III. Packet # 3. Project assigned.11L1., L.2, L.4, L.5RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7Act IV, V Romeo and Juliet.Class reading; climax; themes.Test over The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet12L1., L.2, L.4, L.5 RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7Review for Final ExamOverview of poetry and drama for Final Exam preparation.Final project due. Final Exams.
- A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course